Monday through Thursdsay, 8:00 a.m. to noon
Course standards and objectives aligned with assignments:
Identify, analyze, and articulate issues related to school change and school improvement
Standard 1.2 (a) Candidates demonstrate the ability to articulate the components of this vision for a school and the leadership processes necessary to implement and support the vision.
Learn and apply systems theory and change theory
Standard 6.1 Candidates demonstrate the ability to explain various theories of change and conflict resolution and the appropriate application of those models to specific communities.
Assess the culture at a school and draw conclusions from the findings; use the results as a part of the overall plan for change
Standard 2.1 Candidates assess school culture using multiple methods and implement context-appropriate strategies that capitalize on the diversity of the school community to improve school programs and culture.
Standard 1.3 Candidates develop plans and processes for implementing the vision.
Gather and analyze the authentic data on a needed change in a school for the purpose of facilitating a change process
Standard 1.2 (b) Candidates demonstrate the ability to use data-based research strategies and strategic planning processes that focus on student learning to inform the development of a vision.
Standard 1.4 (b) Candidates design or adopt a system for using data-based research strategies to regularly monitor, evaluate, and revise the vision.
Demonstrate a commitment to school improvement through reading and reflecting on professional journals
Standard 6.1 (h) Candidates demonstrate the ability to explain various theories of change and conflict resolution and the appropriate application of those models to specific communities.
Standard 6.2 Candidates demonstrate the ability to communicate with members of a school community concerning trends, issues, and potential changes in the environment in which the school operates.
Assignments are submitted via WebCT/Blackboard
Formal papers follow APA format
Speech assignment will be submitted to TK20
Other Class Policies:
“By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a ‘limited right’ in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The ‘limited right’ shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality, authenticity, and educational purposes” (from Student Handbook).